Workshop Offerings Click here for registration info and workshop details Who should attend:These workshops are for educators setting up school Makerspaces, learning effective ways to use maker technologies, and/or developing technical skills. The workshops are appropriate for teachers of students from grades 4 – 12, and who have tools and materials ranging from portable carts to fledgling makerspaces to full-blown shops. What you will learn:Our staff members are experienced educators passionate about the opportunities that maker technologies brings to the classroom. We emphasize hands-on practice and teach each technology through a simple maker project. Participants will leave with confidence, skills, resources, and ideas on how to use maker tools, as well as ideas on incorporating the technologies into the classroom. • Workshops are 1-day, 9:00-2:30, held at the Edgerton Center Student Project Lab (4-409) • Cost for each workshop is $275/person • Attendance is limited to 18 participants/session.
Monday, July 16: 3-D Modeling and Printing, Basic Learn and practice design for 3-D printing, solid modeling (Tinkercad or similar introductory program); explore components, function, materials, and effective use of 3-D printer; and review and discuss project samples.
Tuesday, July 17: Laser Cutter, Vinyl Cutter and 2-D Modeling, Basic Learn and practice design for laser etching and cutting, design for vinyl/craft cutters, 2-D vector modelling (Inkscape, Gravit, or similar program); explore components, function, materials, and effective use of laser and vinyl cutters; and review and discuss project samples.
Wednesday, July 18: Designing and Operating a Makerspace, with Shop Tool Training Explore resources for design, layout, and safe operation of a Makerspace; receive instruction and practice with tools and materials (including a variety of manual and power tools, materials, and fasteners); and review and discuss project samples.
Thursday, July 19: Electronics, Basic Learn and practice principles of electricity, series and parallel circuits, switches, LEDs, buzzers, wiring materials, soldering, component selection, multi-meters, tools, and techniques; and review and discuss project samples.
Friday, July 20: Arduino Programming, Basic Get introduced to the Arduino microcontroller capabilities and programming environment; learn and practice coding basics; explore interfacing with basic input devices (such as photocells, light temperature, distance sensors) and output devices (such as servo motors, neopixels, LEDs, speakers); and review and discuss project samples.
We plan to offer workshops throughout out the school year and we can also offer consultations to meet the needs of a group of educators within the same school. Feel free to contact Diane Brancazio, Lead Maker Educator at the MIT Edgerton Center, firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or to join our mailing list: name, title/role, email address, school name, school location, school grades, school type (public, charter, independent), and some info about your Makerspace.